Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Characteristics: Basil ct. linalool, Ocimum basilicum, the essential oil is a pale yellow, mobile liquid distilled from the leaves of the common herb. This particular genus and species has several chemo types. Few plants have such diverse morphological characteristics but basil has this in common with thyme, sage and rosemary.
The linalool variety will have, as its name suggests, a chemical profile dominated by the constituent linalool. Linalool is a common essential oil compound found in high percentages in lavender, clary sage and bergamot and in many other oils in small to trace levels. Like other high linalool essential oils the aroma is pleasant, mildly sweet and herbal with subtle woody notes. It has a gentle sedative action. Diffusing linalool rich oils can evoke a calm feeling.
According to Schnaubelt oils with monoterpene alcohols “have strong antimicrobial effects.” These oils have a great preventative capacity for this reason.
It is a member of the large Lamiaceae family of flowering plants. Its uses have been primarily culinary and it is a native of the ancient world.
It blends well with citrus, lavender, conifers and woods.
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1 oz, 4 oz, 1 lb, 1 kg